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  • 'Minders of Make-Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children's Literature' by Leonard S. Marcus

    'Minders of Make-Believe: Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children's Literature' by Leonard S. Marcus
    Minders of Make-Believe Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children's Literature Leonard S. Marcus Houghton Mifflin: 402 pp., $28 It seems a long way from the 1689 (or so) publication of the first American children's book, which...
  • Calendar: events for March 2008

    ARIZONA Sedona International Film Festival & Workshop This central Arizona fest, now in its 14th year, has a roster of 130 films and includes appearances by Helen Hunt, who makes her directorial debut with "Then She Found Me"; actor Diane Ladd; director...
  • Rogue Artists Ensemble's 'The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch' at Bootleg Theater

    Rogue Artists Ensemble's 'The Tragical Comedy or Comical Tragedy of Mr. Punch' at Bootleg Theater
    An adult narrator recalls a long-ago visit to his grandfather's seaside arcade -- for him, not a Proustian amble down memory lane but a frantic dash through a no man's land where monsters lurk. Rogue Artists Ensemble's "The Tragical Comedy or Comical...
  • Calendar: Events from September to November 2008

    SAN DIEGO Old Town San Diego Art Festival When, where: Sept. 20 and 21, Old Town San Diego Highlights: More than 150 international artists converge on historic San Diego Avenue while potential patrons view their works, sip wine and groove to live Latin...
  • 'Once on This Island' at UCLA's Freud Playhouse

    'Once on This Island' at UCLA's Freud Playhouse
    Vivacious, exotic and scored to a calypso-reggae beat, "Once on This Island" is a Caribbean cruise of a musical that offers audiences an abundance of pleasantly superficial diversions and sunny ports of call. That Reprise Theatre Company's revival often...
  • Broadway's theater schedule for August

    Here's what's playing on Broadway through the end of August. Note that although some of these shows' official opening dates aren't until September or later, preview performances are offered. -- Avital Binshtock "A Chorus Line": This lively exploration...
  • Meet the gimmick books

    Meet the gimmick books
    One had to relive eighth grade. Another grew a beard so long and unruly it became more famous than its wearer. Yet another got to meet Richard Simmons on a cruise ship and was ranted at by a whole raft of motivational speakers. They're not professional...
  • Word Play: Fairy tales retold

    Word Play: Fairy tales retold
    A hungry Fox spotted some grapes dangling plump and ripe from a vine overhead. Though he stood on his hind legs and stretched forth his long muzzle, he still could not reach them. As he slunk away he was heard to remark: 'Those grapes are probably sour...
  • 'The Real Wizard of Oz' by Rebecca Loncraine

    'The Real Wizard of Oz' by Rebecca Loncraine
    The Real Wizard of Oz The Life and Times of L. Frank Baum Rebecca Loncraine Gotham Books: 416 pp., $28 In contrast to the rambling text that follows, the title of this biography couldn't be more cogent. L. Frank Baum, inventor of the magical Land of...
  • 'The Complete Fairy Tales' by Charles Perrault

    'The Complete Fairy Tales' by Charles Perrault
    The Complete Fairy Tales Charles Perrault Translated from the French by Christopher Betts Oxford University Press: 256 pp., $29.95 There's no reliable way to score the game, but it's at least arguable that the European fairy tale has been the...
  • Kayaking around Crete

    Kayaking around Crete
    I'm standing on a slice of paradise in Crete. The sun is burning down out of a blue sky, the sandy beach beneath my feet is stretching to crystal-clear sea, but terror is numbing my senses. Kayak instructor Russ is explaining that we're going to capsize...